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    Default 4 acre farm tractor needed

    We just bought 4 acres of flat land to start a vegetable farm. We'll need to turn large compost piles, dig out an irrigation ditch, pull out stumps, till, etc. What do you recommend for a used tractor? We can't spent more than $10,000.

    We found a JD 4100 1991 tractor with under 400 hours on it for $8,500 OBO. It has a front end loader, but no other attachments. Is this a decent deal? Is there a website we can go to and find prices for attachments for used tractors such as this one?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: 4 acre farm tractor needed

    Or try Used Farm Equipment & Agricultural Equipment - John Deere MachineFinder.com
    I'm doing most of the same tasks and also brush hogging, snowblowing and weekly mowing of 3 acres on 12 total acres of land with a 2320 which is a similar sized machine to the 4100. Good Luck
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    4100, 2320, 2520, 2720, all will do a good job. 3x20 series will do more but cost s a bit more. Yes, look at Tractorhouse and other sites that will provide some comparison pricing before you walk in to a dealership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuru View Post
    4100, 2320, 2520, 2720, all will do a good job. 3x20 series will do more but cost s a bit more. Yes, look at Tractorhouse and other sites that will provide some comparison pricing before you walk in to a dealership.
    I don't think he'll be walking into a dealership for something like he needs. If you read his posts, he only has a $10,000 limit.


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    $10K will be a good down payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BloomingtonMike View Post
    $10K will be a good down payment.
    For a farm tractor, 4 acres in size? That thing would be huge. I can't imagine how much such a thing would cost.

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    Default Re: 4 acre farm tractor needed

    RSO, WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED? DOWN HERE ON THE TEXAS GULF COAST YOU CAN GET A "RECONDITIONED?" YANMAR/MISTBISHI/HINOMOTO @ ABOUT 35HP WITH A TILLER/HIPPER/LOADER/BOXBLADE FOR WELL UNDER 10K. REALIZE IT'S GREY MARKET USED STUFF BUT MY FRIEND USES A YANMAR GREY MARKET AND HAS NO ISSUES WITH IT. MIND YOU IT IS A SPARTAN PIECE OF EQUIPMENT AS FAR A OPERABILITY BUT DO YOU REALLY NEED SHIFT ON THE GO ON 4 ACRES?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nuru View Post
    4100, 2320, 2520, 2720, all will do a good job.
    It's possible to pull stumps and dig ditches with a 19hp tractor?
    JD 5105M & JD 4720 Cabbies w. Shoule reversible snow blade/Shoule rear snowblower; Pronovost blower; backhoe and some attachments I have no idea what they are for.

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